Episode #345: Soon To Be Unemployed?

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Ron Elving analyzes the state of the presidential race with less than eight weeks to go. Plus, could Minnesota, which hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1972, flip to Donald Trump this year? And we break down the battle for control of the Senate.

Episode #344: Great Moments in Presidential Debates

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On this special episode, we look back at many great moments from the history of presidential and vice presidential debates, with commentary from several journalists and historians on how those moments may have helped pave the way for the winner to reach the White House.

Episode #343: Looking For Four More

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The Republicans wrap up their convention, setting the 2020 election into full swing. We hear from a Republican who avoided Trump in 2016 explain why he’s supporting him this year. Plus, a look at QAnon conspiracy theorists winning Republican primaries for the House and Senate, and we preview a tight Massachusetts Senate primary between two Democrats with similar policy positions.

Episode #342: Dems the Word

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The Democrats hold a convention like no other. We review the moments that highlighted an emotional and historic week. Plus, unpacking President Trump’s attacks on the U.S. Postal Service. And we remember the 1956 Democratic convention, when Adlai Stevenson asked the delegates to decide who his running mate would be.

Episode #283a: Dems the Word in Miami

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Round 1 of the Democratic debates is over. In this bonus episode, NPR’s Ron Elving joins Ken to recap how each of the candidates performed.

Episode #143: Split Party, Split Court

September begins with a look back on some favorite interviews from the Political Junkie archives. We start this week with a chat with Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the 1964 Republican presidential nominee, a candidate who — like Donald Trump — had serious problems uniting his party in advance of the election. Uniting behind a …

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T-Shirts, Buttons Now For Sale on the Political Junkie Store

For months, you’ve been asking for new Political Junkie T-shirts, and now we’re finally ready to make them available to you… plus a whole lot more! We’re excited to officially launch the Political Junkie Store, our new one-stop shop for Political Junkie T-shirts, buttons and collectibles! The way we see it, if you’re going to …

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This Week’s Trivia Question – 8/5/15

On this week’s show, we brought former House members Martin Frost (D-Texas) and Tom Davis (R-Va.) on to talk about why Congress has gotten so dysfunctional. Of course one of the many reasons for Congress’ dysfunction is the unwillingness of many lawmakers to compromise. Often those members of Congress who reach across the aisle face …

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This Week’s Trivia Question – 7/15/15

So it turns out that when you have a message, a lot of money, and no shortage of cameras to talk into, you can do pretty well for yourself. Case in point… Donald Trump is now neck-and-neck in national polling alongside Jeb Bush. Of course, let us not forget that four years ago, one Herman …

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Contribute to our December Specials!

Well, it’s been a long year of following midterm candidates, tracking polls, analyzing political controversies, and scuttling buttons. Now that December is upon us, we’ve got a couple of special episodes coming later this month to take a look back at the year 2014 on the Political Junkie, and we want to invite you to …

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